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Carbon Monoxide

Gas Name: 
Carbon Monoxide
Chemical Formula: 


Carbon Oxide, Flue Gas

Product Uses, Sources & Applications

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the burning of hydrocarbons. It is a toxic component of vehicle exhaust, and can typically be found in any space where engines are burning gasoline, propane, diesel fuel, natural gas, kerosene, or jet fuel.

Typical carbon monoxide detection applications include installing gas detection equipment in enclosed parking structures, ambulance bays, fire halls, warehouses, loading docks, ice arenas, maintenance facilities and municipal works garages.

Carbon monoxide can also result as a byproduct of malfunctioning heating appliances (furnaces, boilers, stoves, direct and indirect fired air handlers).


Short Term (15-minute STEL*):
Long-term (8-hr TWA*):
*Based on OSHA regulation. Always consult local regulations directly.
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL):
12.5 % in air
NIOSH Pocket Guide:
View pocket guide

Physical Properties

Appearance and Odor:
odorless, colorless
Relative Density (air = 1.0):


Sensor Type:
Electrochemical Diffusion Type
Standard Range:
0-100 or 0-200 ppm
Standard Trip Points:
25 ppm, 100 ppm
Recommended Sensor Mounting Height:
4-5 ft. AFF.
Sensor Coverage:
approx. 50 ft. radius

How can Armstrong Monitoring help you?

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Armstrong Monitoring
215 Colonnade Road South
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K2E 7K3
Toll Free: 
1 800 465 5777
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